List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2014

County’s budget balancing act an ‘unsustainable approach’

County’s budget balancing act an ‘unsustainable approach’

* Draft budget eliminates furlough days for county workers * 5 % water rate hike proposed By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Download draft budget (PDF) ROCKINGHAM — Rick Sago, county manager… Read more »

Singing in the Sandhills contest, concert set for November

Singing in the Sandhills contest, concert set for November

A father-son duo plans to bring a gospel singing competition to Richmond County this year. Leon Paul Jr. and Leon Paul III, of Luap Studios in Rockingham, will stage “Singing… Read more »

Fighting for ‘a place where cancer does not exist’

Fighting for ‘a place where cancer does not exist’

Richmond County unites to celebrate, remember, renew the fight at Relay for Life By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Photo gallery – 450 photos, please download for free HAMLET — For some,… Read more »

Shooting suspect due in court Monday

Shooting suspect due in court Monday

McDonald charged with two counts attempted murder in February shooting of two women By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — He argued. He fired off at least 13 rounds of a… Read more »

Commissioner Maske resigns

Commissioner Maske resigns

Tenure to end at 36 years; the decision ‘sort of broke his heart,’ says wife By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Read Commissioner Maske’s resignation letter Richmond County Commissioner Jimmy L. Maske… Read more »

Hamlet council to provide sewer tap for Juanita Ave. resident

Hamlet council to provide sewer tap for Juanita Ave. resident

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com See for yourself — minutes from 1994 meetings HAMLET — During a May 21 budget work session, Hamlet City Council members voted to have city attorney T.C. Morphis Jr…. Read more »

16 vie for Hamlet police chief’s job

16 vie for Hamlet police chief’s job

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Acting City Manager Tammy Kirkley said the city has received 16 applications for the position of chief, as current Chief Amery Griffin is… Read more »

The Farm Bill: What farmers need to know

The Farm Bill: What farmers need to know

WASHINGTON D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to universities and cooperative state extension services to develop online decision… Read more »

Chamber golf scramble cures ‘spring fever’

Chamber golf scramble cures ‘spring fever’

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Seventy-two of the 144 golfers registered for the 9th annual Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Scramble teed off at 8 a.m. Friday morning… Read more »

The one place kids still play outside

The one place kids still play outside

Most of us remember playing outside till the streetlights came on, but our kids can’t because of (fill in the blank): crime, creeps, traffic, tennis lessons, homework, no one else… Read more »

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